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Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Unknown: Here is the information available:
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a sign of this normal problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

Try the following: 1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day
2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen
3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more

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I am 38. I have triplets pregnancy for 7week. I'm worried this situation. Is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38. I have triplets pregnancy for 7week. I'm worried this situation. Is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good. However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female. Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby. Not a seizure! ...Read more

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How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

Hard to be sure: The antibodies built during pregnancy are pushed into baby at a level higher per pound than mom retains. That said, all such antibodies begin to age out and become less effective with time. By 3-6 mo there is little if any left. Since there are always a few more flu strains circulating than the ones they can put in the vaccine, it is important to avoid exposure as the primary form of prevention ...Read more

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If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

Maybe...: If that weight estimate was done by sono, you need to know that sonos done near term are not very accurate at guessing weight. If it is a correct estimate, you could be looking at an 8+ lb. Baby at delivery if fetal growth continues at the same rate. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant & want to know, if I haven't taken much prenatal pills throughout my pregnancy can I still have a healthy baby?

36 weeks pregnant & want to know, if I haven't taken much prenatal pills throughout my pregnancy can I still have a healthy baby?

Normal to worry!: Unfortunately, 36 weeks is just the start of a long period of worrying about your children! while it would have been optimal to have taken prenatal vitamins, you get many of the same nutrients if you eat a reasonably healthy diet. Not smoking is also critical. If you are a smoker, stop now. Take comfort in the reassurance of your baby's activity and hopefully, normal exams. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Would 4lbs of boiled crawfish hurt my baby?!

I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Would 4lbs of boiled crawfish hurt my baby?!

Shellfish: Can you eat 4 pounds of crawfish? If you can/did, that amount of shellfish should be discouraged. Moderation should be your guide. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant I also smoke weed. Will my baby be taken?

I am 36 weeks pregnant I also smoke weed. Will my baby be taken?

Weed and pregnancy: Smoking anything during pregnancy is generally not a good idea, but there are no definite studies yet which state that cannabis ("weed") seriously affects the pregnancy. There is no absolute proof that NO negative effects are produced, so the best course is to stop while pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant and I smoked last week will my baby be born with Marjuana in her system?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and I smoked last week will my baby be born with Marjuana in her system?

Define "in": If for any reason you end up on the hospitals radar as a possible drug user, the kids pee and poo will be sent fro drug tests. The pee can clear relatively quickly but the poo retains drug residue for months. A hair sample would also hold it. The best thing you can do is abstain and avoid any activity that would bring suspicion on you or the friends that visit you. In my state you loose the baby. ...Read more

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Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Could be: One can not predict exactly when one’s cervix is going to start dilating. We also can not predict when labor will occur. At your next prenatal appointment ask your doctor to do a cervical exam. They will easily be able to assess the current status of your cervix. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant and baby's head is 2/5ths engaged. Does this mean that I will have my baby any time soon?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and baby's head is 2/5ths engaged. Does this mean that I will have my baby any time soon?

Not necessarily: You are referring to station. Station is a very subjective measurement of how far down the birth canal the baby is. A lower station tends to imply a sooner delivery, but its not a reliable indicator. Different practitioners can measure a different station in the same woman at the same time as well - its more of a gestalt than a reliable objective measure, despite its objective definition. ...Read more

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I used deodorant instead of usual stick? And it went directly to my nose, now I worry very much, pregnant 36 weeks could it harm baby?

I used deodorant instead of usual stick? And it went directly to my nose, now I worry very much, pregnant 36 weeks could it harm baby?

Don't worry: The little bit of chemical that likely actualy got into your system is miniscule, tiny. The lining of your nose filtered out most of the stuff that entered, and there are no large amounts of anything harmful to the baby. Your body would clear out things that would get past the nose filter barriers before it would get to baby. (if you were huffing the stuff all the time, different answer.). ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. How often should my baby move a day?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. How often should my baby move a day?

Depends: At full term most babies don't have a lot of room to move. However, if your baby is not moving the way you think it should,
do not second guess yourself. Go in for monitoring and ask your md to explain how to do kick counts. About 10 movements/hour. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 36 weeks pregnant. But my baby's growth is 32.5 weeks? Is it major problem?

Hi, I am 36 weeks pregnant. But my baby's growth is 32.5 weeks? Is it major problem?

Yes: First you need to confirm the gestational age to rule out wrong dates. If the gestational age is correct but the baby weight is less than the gestational age then we call it is intra uterine growth retardation. There are so many causes. If the cause is treatable that is fine. If not then it is a problem. Consult your OB physician. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and strange feeling like the baby is gunna fall out. What could it mean?

36 weeks pregnant and strange feeling like the baby is gunna fall out. What could it mean?

Family practice: The baby won't just fall out. That's good. But the feeling of pressure could mean you are close. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. The baby is pushing down on my pelvic area. What should I do?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. The baby is pushing down on my pelvic area. What should I do?

Pregnancy: In the later months can certainly contribute to your symptoms. Ask your obstetrician for advice on how best to deal with this and what to watch for. You're almost there! ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small? (2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

I'm 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small? (2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Depends: There are two types of small babies. Some babies are constitutionally small because their parents are smaller people. If you had a previous small baby then maybe that is your situation again. Other times babies are small because there's a problem with the placenta. Sometimes this can be due to conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes your doctor knows best how concerning the smallness. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby I have a severe stitch like pain in my left side that comes and goes what cud this be?

Hi I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby I have a severe stitch like pain in my left side that comes and goes what cud this be?

Kidney: If the pain is by your kidney you may have a stone. A scan will be helpful and drink lots of fluid. It could also be the way the baby is laying. Either case it is best to get it checked out. ...Read more